Hi! So, my question is a little odd. So, I'm just about to make Arsène Lupin III from the Lupin the Third series, because he's my boi. But, Hera's recently introduced me to another series called Code: Realize, which has nothing to do with the Lupin the Third series, but does have a character named Arsène Lupin.
This is because Arsène Lupin was originally a classic book character, and one of the original Gentleman Thief archetypes. Arsène from Code: Realize plays at being that original character, while Lupin III is meant to be the grandchild of that original character. Their general gimmick is the same, but their personalities are very distinct.
The thing is: I absolutely LOVE Arsène Lupin in all his iterations, and while if I have to choose, I'm going to make Lupin III, now that Hera's informed me that she has had a lot of trouble finding an Arsène to play against her Cardia - I kind of want to play him too. But, I can see how this can be a bit of a weird gray-area for roleplay. I know usually one wants family members to be played by different people for the sake of plots, but since C:R is such a niche game/anime, I'm not sure if I would find someone else to play him. And it's just too interesting to have an alternate-universe, younger iteration of Lupin III grandfather on the board??
I wouldn't have them interact in threads (except maybe in the development boards?) and they would mostly just reference each other. I know it's a bit awkward with them having the same name, but that's also kind of appealing to me.
So, would it be okay to play both of these gentleman thieves?